ERIC Number: ED480901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability: Responsibility and Reasonable Expectations. CSE Report.
Linn, Robert L.
Some of the central features of current educational accountability systems are discussed using the requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 as the primary example. It is argued that broadly shared responsibility is needed for accountability systems to contribute to improved education. It is also suggested that systems need to be designed in ways that are consistent with research and past experience. This requires the setting of ambitious performance standards and improvement targets, but ones that can be reasonably achieved given sufficient effort and supporting resources. These design features are contrasted with the NCLB requirements. Illustrations are provided of some of the state responses to the NCLB demands that attempt to avoid the over-identification of schools for improvement and sanctions. (Contains 4 figures, 5 tables, and 21 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.; National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001